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C79600 Nickel Silver vs. 4032 Aluminum

C79600 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 4032 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C79600 nickel silver and the bottom bar is 4032 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
73
Elongation at Break, % 15
6.7
Poisson's Ratio 0.3
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 43
28
Shear Strength, MPa 290
260
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 480
390
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 300
320

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 180
570
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 130
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 930
570
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 880
530
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 36
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 7.0
34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 8.0
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
10
Density, g/cm3 7.9
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.5
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 57
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
1030

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 63
25
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 400
700
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 17
41
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 17
45
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 12
59
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
81.1 to 87.2
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 43.5 to 46.5
0.5 to 1.3
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 1.0
Lead (Pb), % 0.8 to 1.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.8 to 1.3
Manganese (Mn), % 1.5 to 2.5
0
Nickel (Ni), % 9.0 to 11
0.5 to 1.3
Silicon (Si), % 0
11 to 13.5
Zinc (Zn), % 38.3 to 45.2
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.15